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April 19, 2017 Albuquerque, New Mexico—Human Right First today celebrated the launch of the seventh annual Ride for Human Rights—a bicycle fundraising event undertaken by volunteer attorney Jeffrey Heller...
April 17, 2017 New York City — Human Rights First today expressed serious concern that the Supreme Court declined to hear the case of Castro v. U.S. Department of Homeland...
April 14, 2017 Two weeks ago, a federal judge upgraded his temporary restraining order to a preliminary injunction, indefinitely blocking sections two and six of President Trump’s revised executive...
April 11, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In response to comments made today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Human Rights First cautioned that efforts to criminally prosecute those who cross the U.S. southern border...
April 10, 2017 President Trump’s so-called Muslim ban, in both iterations, has received widespread attention. Meanwhile, aside from its call for a border wall, his January 25 executive order on Border Security and...
April 05, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today cautiously welcomed statements made by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kelly during Senate hearing confirming that the agency will...
April 05, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In a statement submitted to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Human Rights First today urged senators to question Department of Homeland Security (...

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Issue Brief | July 20, 2017
On January 25, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to make criminal prosecution of immigration offenses a “high priority”—even...
Report | July 18, 2017
Read more and Download También está disponible en español Earlier this year the Trump Administration and its Congressional allies advanced proposals to foist U.S. refugee protection obligations...
Factsheet | July 18, 2017
Download PDF Recognizing the importance of protecting Iraqi allies who served alongside the U.S. Military, U.S. agencies, media, and non-governmental organizations, Congress passed the bipartisan...
Factsheet | June 12, 2017
Since President Donald Trump took office on January 20, 2017, 143 days ago, the number of refugees resettled to the United States has fallen by 61 percent when compared to the 143 days prior to the...

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